Join Aflatoun International as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Intern in Amsterdam!

Are you passionate about social and financial education for children and young people? Aflatoun International, a renowned non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, is offering an exciting internship opportunity in their Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Team. This is your chance to contribute to empowering young minds and making a positive impact on a global scale.

Closing Date: 22 December 2023

About Aflatoun International

Aflatoun International is dedicated to providing social and financial education to children and youth worldwide, empowering them to create positive change for a more equitable world. With a vast network of over 300 organizations across 100+ countries, Aflatoun has transformed the lives of more than 10.5 million young individuals.

At the heart of Aflatoun lies the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team, focused on understanding the effectiveness and impact of Aflatoun’s programs. The organization has conducted over 100 research studies, including rigorous Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) in countries such as Cameroon, Burkina Faso, India, Tajikistan, Rwanda, and Uganda. Aflatoun actively engages in internal and external projects, solidifying its reputation as a knowledge partner in the realm of social and financial education.

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Internship Details

  • Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Intern
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Hybrid work environment)
  • Salary: Internship stipend provided – maximum of 400 euros on a full-time basis
  • Job Type: Internship (1.0 FTE)
  • Internship Period: 4-6 months starting January 2024
  • Closing Date: December 22, 2023


As a MERL intern, you will be an integral part of Aflatoun’s team, contributing to various tasks, including:

Knowledge and Data Management (80%)

  • Collate historical evidence gathered by Aflatoun and centralize it in one repository.
  • Index and file new evidence into the internal repository as it is generated.
  • Support in organizing, updating, and verifying the MERL database and Project Data.
  • Disseminate evidence both internally and to external stakeholders through various platforms such as webinars, journals, blogs, etc.
  • Assist in the development of new M&E tools to measure the effectiveness of various Aflatoun programs.

Other General Support (20%)

  • Provide support in the annual survey.

Throughout the internship, you will have the opportunity to support additional activities conducted by the MERL team and gain familiarity with other departments within the organization, including the Education & Digital Team, the Communications Team, and the Programme Team. You will be encouraged to participate in meetings with Aflatoun staff.


To be successful in this role, you should:

  • Be enrolled in the final stages of master’s studies or recently graduated in fields such as education, development studies, knowledge management, psychology, or public policy.
  • Possess proficiency in MS Word and Excel, along with experience in SPSS, STATA, or other statistical software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and interest in social and financial education programs.
  • Have previous experience or qualifications in knowledge management, including organizing, centralizing, and disseminating information effectively.
  • Be a team player who can easily adapt to changing priorities and needs.
  • Have proficiency in English.
  • Be eligible to undertake an internship in the Netherlands for the next four to six months.

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right fit for this internship, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a letter of motivation by December 22, 2023, using this link. For any inquiries, feel free to reach out to Kristel at [email protected].

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